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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

4.11 | 1153 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpaa
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3 stars I agree this album has historical values, and is a pleasant classic record from the magical progressive rock's releasing year 1973. However for me this album never grew as an essential favorite. I knew from other instances the curious Vivian Stanshall narrating the themes of the album, and all these used compositional themes are formed as solid entity with Mike's really respectable effort. I'm happy the tunes were also used in the cinema soundtracks for their proper value. There is a personal memory for me about this album, as I found it from a special and kind lady's record collection, long time ago in the youth. Thus the album has some special meaning for myself outside of its musical merits, these main elements of the albums however never growing very important for me especially. Would recommend this for any young person searching for escape from popular music fences, I believe the logical structures and kind atmosphere of the melodies would help to reveal glimpses of a world behind radio play lists. Sadly Mr. Oldfield later directed himself to those directions, and I would recommend using the gained perspective for scanning something different instead.
Eetu Pellonpaa | 3/5 |


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